Today, we have an election that enables us, the American people, to avert disaster and choose a better path, to follow what Abraham Lincoln called the better angels of our nature. The world is watching. (If you need a distraction, keep busy by writing your own “The Eighth of November” lyrics, based on the English folk song "The Fifth of November." Anyone who submits a 2016 version will get a free copy of your chosen book from the This World of Ours series.
Two articles for Super Tuesday, Primary Day in 13 US states, from our 2008 Global Perspectives volume. We plan to bring this three-volume set up to date soon, and perhaps to revive the website www.LoveUSHateUS.com, as the world really is looking at America now, incredulous and horrified. But our political system has been a model, especially
Tonight, the president of the People’s Republic of China, XI Jinping, will give the only policy speech of his first state visit to the United States. Below you’ll find a link for the live feed from the dinner taking place in Seattle. This has reminded me of the time I heard Mr. Xi speak in Washington DC.
The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) is mentioned in the opening to today’s New York Times feature on Chinese president XI Jinping's first state visit to the United States. The #NCUSCR has been at the center of US-China people-to-people exchanges since 1966, and is soon coming to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
I'm looking forward to digging into our next project - This Is America: A short history of the United States. The subtitle is tentative, and we welcome suggestions from people — but we want to stick with the "America" part in order to generate discussion on the fact that the US is a small part of